An expansive installation of manipulated school-associated objects made from the artist's signature cardboard and white plaster. The artist makes tangible his unique understanding of the lives of teenagers and their relationships with school, education, and the world around them. The images and objects created for this installation act as a visual language for what students experience in school and the world outside of school.


Rich Tomasello is from Buffalo New York. He earned a BFA in Illustration from the University at Buffalo and an MA in Art Education from Buffalo State College. Rich's mixed-media work has been featured on The Huffington Post and has been shown in many group and solo exhibitions including: Into Action in Los Angeles, Truth to Power during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, the Burchfield Penney, Memorial Art Gallery, and Politicon in Pasadena.